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Overview

Laura focuses her practice on commercial litigation with a growing emphasis on product liability defense, and is active in both state and federal court as well as at the appellate level.

Laura has appeared in courtrooms in numerous counties in Missouri, particularly in the southern and central parts of the state, to advocate on behalf of her clients. Additionally, Laura has experience in front of the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, including handling appeals of tax assessments for corporate clients. As part of her practice, Laura advises clients on minimizing litigation spend and risk.

Laura represents business clients in contract disputes, mechanic’s liens, boundary and title issues, construction disputes and employment matters. Laura has defended against multiple premises liability claims for business clients, including for a national outdoor recreation retailer. She also represents school districts on a variety of issues, such as compliance with federal and state governmental regulations and due process complaints.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law
    • magna cum laude
      • CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research & Writing II from Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma
    • Psychology

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Network, division of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Southern Missouri Women Lawyer’s Association
Community Leadership
  • Komen Race for the Cure
  • Veteran's Administration Hospital 
  • Washington Regional Medical Center